Waiting to Exhale:Anxiety, Emotional Regulation and Postural Control

28 Mar - 28 Mar 2022 @ ONLINE

The nature of the pediatric rehabilitation caseload has changed in the last decade. Many clients in school present with sensory processing and emotional regulation challenges as well as postural control and motor deficits. The research is informing us about the inter-relationship between these phenomena and we recognize that emotional regulation is the foundation for learning new motor skills.  
This one-day course delves into anxiety in children and explores the connections between anxiety, emotional regulation and postural control. A contemporary model of postural control is introduced and the impact of anxiety on the components is explored. Finally, we can discover how knowledge of breath mechanics, alignment and their impact on both anxiety and postural control can provide a point of entry for holistic management of children with sensory and motor challenges.

Learning Objectives
On completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Label 3 reasons why anxiety is prevalent in today’s population of children with sensory and motor challenges. 
  2. Discuss the typical development of emotional self-regulation and list the difficulties encountered by children with motor and sensory challenges.
  3. Identify 12 components of a contemporary model of postural control and the impact of anxiety on these components.
  4. Discuss the literature regarding postural control in 3 different clinical populations.
  5. Recognize 5 behavioural signs and 5 physical signs of the stress response.
  6. Identify the role of alignment in mature postural control and emotional regulation.
  7. Explain the rationale of treatment of breath to address both emotional regulation and postural control. 
  8. Discuss different interventions to improve breath mechanics.
  9. Understand the clinical application of these concepts through case studies.

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